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Roads TakenThe Great Jewish Migrations to the New World and the Peddlers Who Forged the Way$
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Hasia R. Diner

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780300178647

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300178647.001.0001

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Road Rage

Road Rage

Jewish Peddlers and the Perils of the Road

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Roads Taken

Hasia R. Diner

Yale University Press

This chapter discusses conflicts that Jewish peddlers encountered in the new world. It specifically addresses anti-Jewish incidents. Jewish peddlers experienced spurts of political agitation, physical violence, public mockery, and jealousy from local merchants. This problem was a result of their own success.

Keywords:   Jewish peddlers, political agitation, physical violence, local merchants

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